Klarinet Archive - Posting 000176.txt from 1994/09
From: "Roger J. Shilcock" <mlfl@-----.UK>
Subj: Dan Leeson & his plated keys
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 1994 01:32:43 -0400
I've found borrowed clarinets with silver-plated keys far too slippery. Even
the nickel plated keys of my A were hard to get used to compared with the
plain German silver of my ancient Buffet B flat.
Re the chap with the gold-plated oboe keys: this didn't seem to be just a mater
of slipperiness - his intonation was not as good. This has to be psychological,
surely - but WHY?
Isn't chrome plate even more slippery than silver?
Roger Shilcock [MLFL, Oxford, U.K.